this is a really great article mark ruffalo linked to, written by miles johnson
-Jacqueline and Johnson were successful because they forced Sanders, one of the race’s allegedly more progressive candidates, to shift even further to the left.
-after the disruption of the event, Sanders released a detailed policy platform to address racial inequality. That would make Sanders the second Democratic candidate to release a plan to combat structural racism after being disrupted by black activists.
-It's nonsensical for black activists to try to appeal to staunchly conservative Republicans, who will never be anything more than apathetic to their needs and concerns. However, it makes a ton of sense to try to appeal to the candidate who has already expressed interest in aligning his policies with those of groups like BLM — and then pull him in even further
-the fact that a candidate running for the highest office in the country is at the whim of young black people, that has many disgruntled. If so, I would encourage those upset with black activists to hate the game, and not the player, especially when those players are incapable of changing the game’s rules — this disruption was a textbook example of civil disobedience.
Talib Kweli on Bernie:
“Just because somebody has a record of civil rights doesn’t mean they are automatically entitled to the black vote,” said Kweli, adding “It’s very possible to be progressive and still have no understanding of racial issues.”
"It might be uncomfortable for him to talk about the issues but he has a leg to stand on," Lil B said. "I mean, if he was marching for civil rights back then, he was protesting against segregation ... and all the youth, the black youth, should be able to hear him out."
"I think he handled it very classy," Lil B said. "There's some times when these people, they feel the need to speak and they feel like there's an urgency ... I think Bernie let them speak and its the admirable thing to do ... He didn't have security escort them off stage. That's another plus side for Bernie."
and this asshole.............
Civil right activists stopping a #BernieSanders speech is practically cannibalism. This isn't the way you appeal to a rational audience.— Cole C. Sprouse (@colesprouse) August 9, 2015
Also, BLM activists interrupting jeb bush
And if you want to read more:
what are your thoughts ontd? do you support bernie and his agenda? do you support the BLM movement interrupting bernie and 2016 contenders?
imo bernie's liberal stans are too damn much, acting like he's the second coming of christ.